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  • Use this 'Story Starters: Like Most Other Kids Except (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starters: Like Most Other Kids Except (elementary)'. "Like other kids, except..." Eight pages of fun story starters for elementary students.
  • Use this 'Writing: Personal Essay on Your Favorite Thing (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Personal Essay on Your Favorite Thing (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding their favorite thing derived from plants. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Use this 'Summer Writing Prompts (elem-upper el)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing Prompts (elem-upper el)'. Four colorful pages with writing prompts with a summer theme.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: 18 Creative Prompts (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: 18 Creative Prompts (elem)'. Eighteen writing prompts for younger students, with lines for writing. Includes teaching suggestions.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Christmas (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Christmas (upper elem/ middle)'. Five narrative prompts and five expository prompts, all with a Christmas theme.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Winter (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Winter (elementary)'. "Winter..." ten pages of delightful winter-related writing prompts and writing exercises.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Fall (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Fall (elem/upper elem)'. Nine pages of lined paper with illustrations of fall leaves in the surrounding border and fall-related writing prompts such as, "Write about a fun experience you have had in the fall."
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving (elem) 1' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving (elem) 1'. The Pilgrims had a feast on the first Thanksgiving...
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (middle) 1-4' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (middle) 1-4'. Four of our upper elementary/middle school writing prompts/discussion topics in one place. Thought-provoking Thanksgiving writing prompts.
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (k-2)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (k-2)'. This is a fun and productive 7 page end-of-the-year project. Students will reflect, draw, and write about their school year memories. Includes autograph and picture pages.
  • Use this 'Think and Write: Pumpkins (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Think and Write: Pumpkins (elem/upper elem)'. Pumpkins in transformation, pumpkins in space, pumpkins in advertising. Fantastic pumpkin-themed creative thinking and writing work for elementary/upper elementary students.
  • Use this 'Story Planner: Great Pumpkin' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Planner: Great Pumpkin'. "Josh and his friends grew the biggest pumpkin..." A writing prompt and two story planners to help write a great pumpkin story.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (upper elementary)'. "Why do you think people are so generous and caring at Thanksgiving?" Five pages of thoughtful, Thanksgiving-related writing prompts on narrow-lined paper.
  • Use this 'Poem Form: Valentine Balloon' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poem Form: Valentine Balloon'. Write a poem in the heart-shaped balloon.
  • Use this 'Color and Write: Emotions Journal (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write: Emotions Journal (primary/elem)'. A large picture to color showing the emotion and space to write WHEN you feel that way. Happy, lonely, shy, jealous, sad, proud, angry, nervous, scared, excited.
  • Use this 'Activities: Holidays' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Activities: Holidays'. General activities to use with any holiday.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Halloween (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Halloween (elementary)'. Two Halloween-themed writing prompts, about trick-or-treating and jack-o'-lanterns.
  • Use this 'Story Planner: Country' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Planner: Country'. Use this form to plan a story that takes place in the country you are studying.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Christmas (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Christmas (elementary)'. Choose characters, settings, and conflicts from the pictures, and then build a story around them. A fun creative writing exercise.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Writing Exercises (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Writing Exercises (upper elementary)'. Eight pages of writing prompts and exercises including "how to write a hook," and "time-sequence transition words".
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Butterfly (Elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Butterfly (Elementary)'. Trace and cut out. This butterfly-shaped shapebook has prompts for students to answer about butterflies.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: My Journal - January (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: My Journal - January (primary)'. 21 simple prompts for holidays and other special occasions in January, with wide divided lines to write and space to draw.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: 99 Journal Topics (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: 99 Journal Topics (elem)'. Journal topics for 99 entries.
  • Easy writing prompt for students to write what they are thankful for on Thanksgiving, including a turkey coloring page!

  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Add a New Cafeteria Food (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Add a New Cafeteria Food (middle school)'. Improve writing skills by focusing on the topic, audience, purpose, and form of writing. This simple persuasive writing prompt could even be turned into a class project, if students are inspired.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: Thanksgiving - Turkey' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Thanksgiving - Turkey'. "T is for turkey..." Trace and cut out. This turkey-shaped shapebook has five pages of short turkey-related prompts.
  • Use this 'Border Paper: School is (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Border Paper: School is (primary)'. Wide-lined paper with illustrations of school-related objects like pencils and apples in the surrounding border, and the prompt "School is..." at the top.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Valentine Picture (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Valentine Picture (elem)'. Look at the picture and write a story to go with it.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: 101 Journal Topics (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: 101 Journal Topics (middle school)'. Use this two page list of journal topics as prompts for a daily journal. Students can mark off topics as they complete them.
  • Use this 'Border Paper: Mother's Day (Primary, Elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Border Paper: Mother's Day (Primary, Elementary)'. Fill in the flower-themed border paper (with "Mom" in the upper-left corner) with "top ten reasons why I love my mom."
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - ABC Reflections Book (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - ABC Reflections Book (elem)'. This is a fun and productive end-of-the-year project. Students will reflect upon everything they have learned throughout the year by creating an ABC Reflections Book. For each letter of the alphabet, they will identify up to 3 ideas, words, concepts, etc. they learned, starting with that letter.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: My First Day in First Grade' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: My First Day in First Grade'. This is a writing activity for the first day of first grade.
  • Use this 'Building Community: My Character Traits (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Building Community: My Character Traits (upper elem)'. Students give an example of one way they now demonstrate specific character traits and one new way.
  • Use this 'Shapebook: My School Year' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: My School Year'. Trace and cut out the computer-shaped pages for a shapebook. Includes writing prompts that highlight the school year, and room to draw pictures. Multi-age.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th Heroes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th Heroes (elem/upper elem)'. "There were many heroes during the September 11th tragedy. Write about a hero or a heroic event that made an impression on you."
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (grades 3-5)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Reflections (grades 3-5)'. This is a fun and productive 8 page end-of-the-year project. Students will write and reflect about their school year memories. Picture and autograph pages are included.
  • Use this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Brochure (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Summer Writing - End of Year Brochure (elem)'. For a fun end-of-the-year project, have students create a brochure to 'sell' their grade to next year's students. They will reflect on what they have learned, their challenges, and why new students will love it. 
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Paragraphs (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Paragraphs (upper elem/middle)'. Helps students understand the basics of paragraph writing. Choosing and ordering sentences, writing clear topic sentences, and more.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World Landmark - Niagara Falls (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World Landmark - Niagara Falls (upper elem/middle)'. A two page text on the natural landmark Niagara Falls, with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Nature Similes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Nature Similes (elem/upper elem)'. Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.